This is guide to Hero Mode for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Remake) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about tips and strategy, as well as rewards for completing Hero Mode.
When starting a new game you will have to select the difficulty level of the game. You will be presented with 2 choices: Normal Mode and Hero Mode. Selecting Normal Mode offers a regular experience, giving the player enough challenge without making the game too difficult. Meanwhile, the Hero Mode gives the player a harder time by increasing the difficulty while still being fair.
This game mode is suggested for experienced players as it drastically raises the difficulty of the game. There will be no heart or fairy drops from grass or enemies. The only way to heal will be by visiting the Great Fairy, collecting Pieces of Heart, or buying hearts from the Tool Shop. On top of that, the enemies will now deal twice as much damage.
Once you have chosen your difficulty, you will be unable to change it unless you start a new save file. When you are playing hero mode, there will be a Nightmare Icon at the lower left part of the screen.
Sadly there are no rewards for completing Hero Mode. However, for many players, the difficulty presented in this mode makes completing the game on Hero Mode itself a rewarding experience, and you may find that the game is more interesting when played on this mode.
Try to collect all of the Pieces of Heart as soon as they are available to you. Increasing max heart capacity greatly increases your survivability. Additionally, picking up a Piece of Heart will give you full health, which can save you in a pinch. For the location of every Piece of Heart, see the guide below.
Enemies will deal twice the amount of damage than they normally do, but they will still have the same amount of health. You can try to play agressive if you are familiar with the enemy movement.
You can restore your health back to the max by visitng Great Fairies. There are a total of 4 Great Faries around Koholint Island. Additionally, hearts can be purchased from the Town Tool Shop of Mabe Village and won at Trendy Game.
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